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  • Sheriff's office recovers body of missing Gold Bar man
    The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a missing 70-year-old Gold Bar man from the Skykomish River on Thursday afternoon.
  • Coffee with a cop
    The Monroe Police Department has joined the international Coffee With a Cop program, which aims to build bridges between officers and their communities. 
  • Monroe fixing to blaze a few trails

    The city of Monroe is partnering with local and regional agencies to build two connecting trails between downtown and surrounding communities.
    The plan is part of a much bigger picture. Eventually, the routes could help residents reach as far as eastern Washington, or intersect popular trails in Snohomish and King counties.

  • SVEC Fast Pitch player raising funds to get to All American Games
    Sky Valley Education Center student Adrianna Draper has proven she possesses the skills and drive to get to the USA Elite Select Futures 2017 All American Games in Disney World’s Wide World of Sports Complex next month.
  • Vintage market in downtown Monroe

    A group of niche business owners believe their products can help turn Monroe into a destination for shoppers. 
    Ten vintage and antique businesses have opened in downtown Monroe as of 2017.

  • Sky Valley Little League Giants take Tournament of Champions
    The Sky Valley Little League Giants went undefeated in the District 1 Tournament of Champions.
  • UPDATE: Crews still searching for body of suspected drowning victim

    Rescue crews are waiting for evidence to wash up before more time is spent in the water searching for the man believed to have drowned near Index on Saturday.

  • Sheriff's Office recovers body of missing Monroe man
    The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit recovered the body of a 37-year-old Monroe man from an island on the Skykomish River on Wednesday, June 14.
  • Taking the next step

    After serving the Monroe and Sky Valley community for 12 years, Take the Next Step has the funds to hire on a full-time executive director.
    The search is on.

  • Sprucing up Sultan’s core

    The next generation of Project Main Street volunteers made their debut at the annual event focused on tidying up downtown Sultan.
    Volunteers of America Youth Coalition coordinator Ruth Shapovalov and around a dozen of her kids came out to help clean the corridor right off U.S. Highway 2.

  • Contract social worker helps Monroe with domestic violence

    In recent years the Monroe Police Department has received just fewer than 100 calls relating to domestic violence annually.
    In 2016 responders were dispatched 90 times, and 39 times so far in 2017, according to MPD administrative director Debbie Willis. Those numbers are typical in Monroe, she said.

  • DelBene talks cuts to public education
    U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene recently met with regional representatives to address potential federal policy changes that may slash education funds.
  • TTNS after-school Kidz Club wraps up another year
    Best friends Kiana Kendall and Viviana Morales met at Take the Next Step’s Kidz Club. The tenth-graders don’t go to the same high school. They have managed to form a special bond after hours. 
  • A Lake Tye Park playground inclusive

    The new playground at Lake Tye Park has reopened.
    While families spent the past week trying out the new features, the official dedication was held Thursday, June 1. Designer Shawna Birkett was in attendance; it was one of the few times she has been able to see her own plans put to use.

  • Singletary sale draws suit
    The Singletary timber sale is complete, but a lawsuit filed against the Department of Natural Resources by local environmentalists at the end of May aims to pause logging.
  • Opioid crisis goes on; deaths down

    Opioid-related overdose deaths appear to be on the decline locally, but use of the drug is likely as prolific as ever, according to officials.
    The Snohomish County Health District — along with other regional and state partners — monitors heroin and prescription drug use. The participating agencies have helped pinpoint a trend in the past six years in Snohomish County. 

  • Monroe High's 'Little Women' receives award nominations
    Monroe High School cast members and the orchestra in this year’s production of “Little Women: The Musical” are being recognized for their theatrics.
  • Pearson scores more drop boxes for disadvantaged communities

    Sky Valley residents will have more options for casting their vote for free in all future elections.
    Sen. Kirk Pearson’s authored the bill that will increase the number of ballot drop boxes passed this legislative session unanimously in the senate and by a supermajority in the house. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the legislation Tuesday, May 16.

  • Legislators approve some SR-522 improvement funding for WSDOT

    The State Route 522 Paradise Lake Road intersection replacement project in Maltby is a step closer to coming to fruition.
    The Washington State Department of Transportation’s budget for the 2017-19 biennium includes $750,000 for design, traffic analysis and community engagement, set aside by legislators this session. Washington Sen. Kirk Pearson said it was a unified message sent from the community that pushed the funds through.

  • Startup Gym work out
    Opening day moves ever closer as residents continue to pump time and donations into the Startup Gym.
    At the most recent event — the Startup Gym paint party held on Saturday, May 20 — people between the ages of 6 and 60 turned out to plaster some paint on the stage and high walls.
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